Sunday, July 27, 2014

NCC-Mac July 2014 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, July 31, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library. 

This month's topic is “A good site for Mac application tips and tricks.”

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Outline of June 2014 NCC-Mac meeting

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Run Software Update or visit Apple - Support - Downloads
Java for OS X 2014-001
Java for OS X 2014-001 includes installation improvements, and supersedes all previous versions of Java for OS X. This package installs the same version of Java 6 included in Java for OS X 2013-005.

System Requirements
OS X Lion v10.7 or later
OS X Mountain Lion v10.8 or later
OS X Mavericks 10.9 or later
MacBook Air SMC Firmware Update v2.0
This update is recommended for MacBook Air (Mid 2013) models.  
This update addresses an issue which may cause the battery to drain faster than expected when the lid is closed.

System Requirements
OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 & later
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 & later
MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.8
This update is recommended for MacBook Air (mid 2013 and early 2014) models.
This update improves reliability when waking from sleep and when booting while certain USB and Thunderbolt devices are connected.
This update also addresses a rare memory issue that may cause the system to randomly reboot, and an issue where the system may not properly sleep the built-in display when an external display is connected while running Windows using Boot Camp.

System Requirements
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 & later
OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 & later
The next meeting will be held Thursday, July 31, 2014, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2014

NOTE: since some attendees were unable to stay for the whole meeting, here is a link to the slideshow.


Q&A, General Discussion

Sunday, June 22, 2014

NCC-Mac June 2014 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, June 26, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library. 

This month's topic is “A few highlights of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2014.”

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Outline of May 2014 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements. If you're a former Verizon email user, please give us your new address.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Run Software Update or visit Apple - Support - Downloads
Canon Printer Drivers v3.0 for OS X
System Requirements
OS X Lion or later
OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Update
This update: Improves 4K display support on Mac Pro (Late 2013) and MacBook Pro with 15-inch Retina Display (Late 2013)
Adds the ability to sync contacts and calendars between a Mac and iOS device using a USB connection
Improves the reliability of VPN connections using IPsec Includes Safari 7.0.3
iTunes 11.2 11.2.1 11.2.2
This update includes the following improvements:
Improved Podcast Browsing
Quickly find episodes you haven’t listened to in the new Unplayed tab
Browse episodes that are available to download or stream in the Feed tab
Save your favorite episodes to keep them on your computer
Episodes can now be automatically deleted after you play them
This update also resolves an issue where iTunes may become unresponsive when updating Genius and improves overall performance and stability.
Podcasts for iOS 2.1 or later is recommended when syncing podcast episodes.

The 11.2.2 update fixes a problem where certain podcast episodes may download unexpectedly after upgrading and includes several stability improvements.

System Requirements
Mac OS X version 10.6.8 or later
Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later
32-bit editions of Windows Vista or 32-bit editions of Windows 7, and Windows 8
Safari 7.0.4
Addresses a significant memory corruption issue in the WebKit engine powering Apple's browser.
Addresses an issue with handling of unicode characters that could be exploited.

REQUIREMENTS
Intel, OS X 10.9.3 or later
Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.05
This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following camera to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11:
Canon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D / Kiss X70
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
Nikon D4S
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

System Requirements
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 w/ iPhoto 9.4.3 or Aperture 3.4.5
OS X Mavericks 10.9 w/ iPhoto 9.4.3 or Aperture 3.4.5
The next meeting will be held Thursday, June 26, 2014, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
The Heartbleed Bug
Remedy
Use this tool to check the status of other websites
1Password 4.4
Enable 1Password Watchtower
Show SECURITY AUDIT
iPassword or iCloud Keychain can speed up the password changing process

Q&A, General Discussion

Monday, May 26, 2014

NCC-Mac May 2014 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, May 29, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library. 


This month's topic is “The Heartbleed Bug: The Sequel.” This time, there’s some good news (maybe).

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Outline of April 2014 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements. If you're a former Verizon email user, please give us your new address.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Run Software Update or visit Apple - Support - Downloads
Xerox Printer Drivers v3.0.1 for OS X
This download includes the latest Xerox printing and scanning software for OS X Mavericks, OS X Mountain Lion, and OS X Lion.
Xerox Printer Drivers v2.3 for OS X
This download includes the latest Xerox printing and scanning software for OS X 10.6.
Security Update 2014-002 (Mavericks)
Security Update 2014-002 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X. This update also includes Safari 7.0.3.
Security Update 2014-002 (Mountain Lion)
Security Update 2014-002 (Lion)
iOS 7.1.1
This update contains improvements, bug fixes and security updates, including: 
Further improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition
Fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness
Fixes an issue when using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver enabled

System Requirements
iPhone 4 or later
iPad 2 or later
iPad mini or later
iPod touch (5th generation)
AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.3
Firmware update 7.7.3 is recommended for all AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac. It provides security improvements related to SSL/TLS. Other AirPort base stations do not require this firmware update.

System Requirements
AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac.
From the App Store
Safari 7.0.1
Numbers 3.2
Keynote 6.2
Pages 5.2
iMovie 10.0.3
The next meeting will be held Thursday, May 29, 2014, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
The Heartbleed Bug
Background
HTTPS://
Padlock
OpenSSL
Certificates
Passwords Compromised
Remedy
Change these passwords right away
Facebook, IFTTT, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google/GMail, Yahoo, Amazon Web Services, TurboTax, Dropbox, OKCupid, SoundCloud, GoDaddy, Etsy, Minecraft
Use this tool to check the status of other websites
iPassword or iCloud Keychain can speed up the password changing process

Q&A, General Discussion

Monday, April 21, 2014

NCC-Mac April 2014 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, April 24, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library. 

This month's topic is “The Heartbleed bug: what you need to know and what you need to do.”